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Argentine Beer Factory Facilities Closed for Environmental Violations

Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), Published on: 1 November 2007

Quilmes [part of InBev]...became today the 63rd company closed down since a crackdown began on contaminating industries, for violating environmental norms..."Total and preventive closure" was ordered by the Federal Environmental Authority (SAYDS)...The site closed...has a long list of code violations related to product storage, including, abandoned oil, unlabeled stored substances, improper condition of tanks...A second company, Tai Pan Malting, situated on the same block as Quilmes, was also handed down a closure notice...The closures are part of an ongoing crackdown begun this year in...the Matanza Riachuelo [river basin]...Others that have suffered similar measure include: Shell, Firestone Bridgestone, Petrobras, Danone, and 59 others.

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Related companies: Bridgestone Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) Danone InBev (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Petrobras Quilmes (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Shell